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RATINGS: 354   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Dark and robust brewed in the style of a American strong ale, full bodied and screaming with hops.


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (6585) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 5, 2013
650 ml bottle. Thanks to Coldbrewky.
Dark cloudy reddish with a ridiculously big fluffy tan head. The aroma is caramel sweetness, dark berries, dark fruits, plums and dark malt. The flavour is quite strong with alcohol. Dark fruits, dark malt, mild bitterness, some sugary sweetness and alcohol in the flavour. Drinkable but not that tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brandman (2059) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 5, 2013
Dark brown body, huge khaki head. Aroma has caramel cookie dough and some nice hops, some really nice yeast. Flavour is really alcoholic and quite harsh dark malty. Hops from aroma are missing. Some fruits, raisins, dates, etc. Way too heavy for me.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (1622) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Amber with foamy off white head that reduces to a lacing cap that coats my glass. Nose smells like the packet of EKG hops i opened this morning during my brewing session. Taste starts with bitterness of grapefruit, orange peel, and slight pine. This gives way to gentle sweetness and faint biscuit. Full body. Yeah... Go Syracuse!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours an average cheddar orange with a nose of faint rose, grapefruit, and strawberry. Flavor is bready grapefruit, orange rind, light pine biscuit, and a hint of tangerine. Thick mouthfeel. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoostIPA (1210) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Pours a clear, very dark amber with a large light tan head that lasts for a while. Aromas of caramel and bitter hops dominate the nose. Taste follows suit - bitter, hoppy, but most important is the extra dry finish. I fucking love beers that finish really dry. Compare this to palate wrecker which is a sticky syrupy sweet finish which I loathe. This is a very solid beer. I say this because it has an assertive - yet not overly agressive - hop bitterness that is balanced by a dry, biscuity maltiness. Very nice. This is a very refreshing oasis in a sea of overly sweet DIPA’s.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Been a while since I had this, seemed to be shied away from this for a long time. Better than I remembered. A bit bitter on the finish, pine, some sweet malt but still a slight odd yeast character for me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Rubescent and brassy body with an extra poofy and foamy caramel head. Zesty, earthy, mildly floral nose with some soapy esters mixed with sweet caramel. Fruity and luscious, viscous body. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel punctuated by candi sugar. A tad cough syrupy on the aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arone12 (919) - Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Pours a brownish color. Taste is pretty hoppy but not too great. Drank while cleaning the car!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rocbyter (1894) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Moderate malt and hop aroma. Hazy brown and red color with a medium tan head. Sweet beginning with a dry bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rob6239 (621) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2011
On tap in Cole’s Buffalo. Poured clear and dark with thick white head, pine hop aroma. Tastes hoppy with a bit of a nuttty taste also.


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